USS Carl Vinson Continues Airstrikes In Campaign Against ISIS (Video)
Tuesday, November 25, 2014
The Carl Vinson Carrier Strike Group departed San Diego on Aug. 22 for a nine-month deployment to the the Navy's 5th Fleet Area of Responsibility, which includes the Red Sea, the Arabian Sea and the Persian Gulf.
According to the Navy:
[The strike group] is currently... conducting maritime security operations, strike operations in Iraq and Syria as directed, and theater security cooperation efforts.
The strike group consists of aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson, along with USS Bunker Hill, USS Gridley, USS Sterett and USS Dewey.
The nine fixed-wing aircraft and helicopter squadrons of Carrier Air Wing 17 are also part of the Carl Vinson Carrier Strike Group.
The Carl Vinson took over air operations from the USS George H.W. Bush on Oct. 19 in the Persian Gulf.
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